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Students with Additional Needs

Library services and facilities for students with SENs.

The Cornerstone Building has a Rest Room, just off the building foyer.  It contains a baby changing table, easy chair and sink, and a medical couch for first aid use. If you feel unwell and would like to sit or lay somewhere quiet please speak to staff at the main Library or Student Advice reception desks.

If you require first aid the University has a bank of staff qualified to deliver assistance.  If you, or someone else needs first aid please alert a member of the library team.  If an ambulance is needed they can make the call. 

If you can't find a member of staff, or find yourself in an emergency situation off campus, or you are in crisis and need urgent assistance call 999 for the Police and/or Ambulance Service or visit your nearest A&E (in Lincoln this is Lincoln County Hospital). Or, for urgent but non-emergency health concerns make a same-day appointment at your GP or phone the NHS for advice on 111.

People who can help at the University include Student Advice (, who you can ask about BGU’s counselling service, and the Chaplaincy team (

The University provides access to Togetherall®: a free, confidential, anonymous online service to put you in contact with a counsellor at any time, night or day.  Go to Togetherall and join up with your BGU email address. It takes 5 minutes and you get immediate access to support.  Importantly, Togetherall isn’t designed for emergencies or life-threatening situations – in such cases please call 999 to speak to the emergency services.

You may find the free, online resource Understanding & Managing Anxiety: A Guide for Students useful, especially if you are living in Halls. 

Alternatively, there's always someone waiting to listen at the Samaritans (freephone 116123,

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